Captain America: Secret War (FOUR)

New York City was wide awake in the wee hours of the night as taxi cabs’ honks still filled the streets.

Using forged IDs and cash provided by Sharon’s only friend at Deputy Task Force–a man named Baker–she, Steve, and Sam were able to get themselves two rooms in a humble three-star hotel within Downtown New York City.

The day had been long and hectic, as expected, and Sharon Carter should’ve been asleep. Instead, she lied awake in bed gazing at the ceiling, the vacant space beside her becoming more apparent as the minutes passed. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (FOUR)

Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #19-‘Black Panther’

When Black Panther appeared in Captain America: Civil War I was pretty excited to see his standalone movie. When the first teaser trailer for the film arrived my family and I sat down and watched the trailer with grins on our faces. Even my mother, who really isn’t into trailers like I am, was impressed. Check it out.

Obviously, the best part is the last thirty seconds which crescendo into the powerful reveal of the title in royal black gold letters paired with an awesome beat. It was very clear, Black Panther was going to be very different, in a good way, and I was super ready for the ride.

#18 here we come.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

I watched Bad Boys for Life the other day and unfortunately, it reaffirmed my gut feeling the first time I watched the trailer. I figured that the film wasn’t going to be that good, that the comedic aspect of the movie would feel wooden and that it was basically taking the action movie route than sticking to the comedy theme. Sure enough, as I sat with my family and forced myself to stay awake and watch the too-long two-hour and four-minute movie, it was everything that I expected, and I mean that in a bad way.

Yes, there is a legitimately shocking plot twist about three-fourths into the film that does make the story more complex but the movie suffers from a bland script filled with unnecessary cursing, Martin Lawrence’s acting feels like he hasn’t been in a big-time movie in a long while, making one a bit uncomfortable as you watch him struggle to deliver punch lines and supposedly tear-jerking moments with Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good